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CU in the news!

Check out this article on featuring CU students Dianne Ford and Nycole Matthews.

Adult Learner Barriers

Strada Education Network interviewed our students to learn more about the barriers adult learners face in completing their degrees. Thank you to our amazing, articulate, resilient students for sharing your experiences. You are so powerful.

New Series of Blog Posts from ACE

In a series of new blog posts from the American Council on Education, four higher education leaders take a look at CU and its learner-centered, student-driven approach to higher education.

Helping students cross the finish line

In 2015 the state of Rhode Island authorized College Unbound to give degrees. The next step was to get accredited. A veteran in the world of accreditation, I stepped down from my role as board chair and joined the staff to help guide CU to candidacy status, a critical and necessary step toward getting full accreditation. The New England Council on Higher Education (NECHE) granted us that status this past September, a moment we are celebrating.

ACE Convening Puts Spotlight on College Unbound

College Unbound (CU), an innovative institution located in Providence, Rhode Island, designed for low-income working adult students who want to earn their bachelor’s degrees, was the subject of a symposium convened by the American Council on Education (ACE).

5 Lessons from Cities on Reimagining College

Check out this article "5 Lessons from Cities on Reimagining College" from POLITICO, where CU is mentioned as "...a non-traditional way to earn a four-year degree that tailors its curriculum around adult students' life experiences."

Our case study is out!

Our case study is out! Thank you to the American Council on Education and all who participated in the year-long study for your insight and hard work.
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